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The new Mercedes-Benz C-class convertibles are here

New for the 2017 model year, Mercedes-Benz is offering up three new C-class convertibles for your droptop motoring enjoyment.

Emme Hall
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
Emme Hall
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The Mercedes-Benz C300 convertible is all new for 2017.

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Upwardly slanted headlights give the front fascia a sporty look.

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Wrap-around tail lights in the rear accentuate the curves of the rear fascia.

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Mercedes-Benz claims the C300 can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds.

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The soft top can be opened or closed in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

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The soft top has a reasonably sized rear window for decent, but not great, visibility.

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Top up, the C300 still cuts an athletic figure.

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A prominent crease along the side stands out across all the C-class convertibles.

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I think the Mercedes-Benz logo could be bigger, don't you?

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A graceful eyebrow arch of LED running lights is prominently featured in the headlamp assembly.

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The seats in my tester C300 came with the Airscarf technology, which blows warm air from the headrest.

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The interior of the C300 features a wood-grain center console and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

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Room for four in the C-class convertibles.

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The AMG C 63S looks nearly identical to the C300 and AMG C 43.

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The AMG C 63S gets a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, putting out 510 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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Also available will be an AMG C 63, sans S. The same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine puts out 467 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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Mercedes-Benz claims a 0-to-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds for the AMG C 63S.

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